GEORGE HENRY RUSH - is a son of Henry Edwin RUSH, who was born in Augusta County, Virginia, in 1808, and who married in that county, in 1829 and has made his residence in Greenbrier County since he was twenty years old. His mother died in Bath County, Virginia, in November, 1865. In Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, January 16, 1855, George H. RUSH and Sarah Frances HENNING were united in marriage, and their children are seven living, two deceased: Edward, born May 21, 1856, died January 29, 1870; Thomas Henry, February 14, 1858, died November 22d following; Mary Jane, September 29, 1859; Charles William, January 14, 1862; Oceola, January 18, 1866; Nannie Virginia, September 23, 1867; John Wilburn, December 1, 1869; George Howard, March 9, 1872; Clyde Ernst, May 18, 1877. All are living in this county except Charles William, whose home is in Davis County, Missouri. Thomas and Nancy (RUNNELL) HENNING were the parents of Sarah Frances, wife of Mr. RUSH, and she was born in Lewisburg, September 4, 1835. Her parents died in the place of her birth, her mother's death occurring March 31, 1845, and her rather departing this life July 16, 1875. The oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. RUSH is the wife of Wallace BURNS, whom she wedded October 14, 1881. George H. RUSH enlisted in the Confederate army in March, 1862, and served in Company E, 60th Virginia Infantry, taking part in all its engagements until the regiment disbanded in 1865. He has been twelve years a merchant, and owns a farm or 120 acres fourteen miles west of Lewisburg. He is also satisfactory filling the office of postmaster at Clintonville, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, where his store is.
Transcribed and submitted by Valerie Crook, firstname.lastname@example.org and Ed Johnson, EDEAJ@aol.com , 1998.
Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty's Historical and Geographical
Encyclopedia. New York: H.H. Hardesty and Company, 1884.
Rpt. in West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia. Ed. Jim Comstock.
Richwood: Comstock, 1974.
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